The Pearl of France and officially listed as a "Town of Art and History". A town of parks and citrus fruits, sheltered at the foot of the southern Alps, Menton is bathed all the year round by warm sunshine and a pleasant climate!
Thanks to the location of the Best Western Hotel Menton Méditerranée, you can get around easily in Menton on foot and get the most out of your stay.
Come and spend your holiday in a picture-postcard setting!
Book all your activities and tours in a click on the Menton Riviera Merveilles Tourist Information website.
Menton Water Sports Centre
The Menton Water Sports Centre is the ideal place for families to learn how to sail and get the best out of the sea.
With the ideal climate in Menton, it's easy to take part is your favourite water sports:
- Sea kayak
- Sailing lessons for beginners and experienced sailors
- Half-day of underwater diving
- Morning's fishing in Menton Bay
The Koaland Park is a theme park in Menton for children aged 2 to 12.
Activities on offer: rides, children's games, miniature golf, go-karting (ages 9 and over).
5 Avenue de la Madone 06500 MENTON
Just five minutes away on foot from the Best Western Hotel Menton Méditerranée, overlooking the sea and extending from Biovès Park, the Casino Barrière in Menton is located on the Promenade du Soleil, in the great tradition of seaside resort casinos.
With 219 slot machines and traditional casino games, the Menton Casino is not to be missed. The Casino also has a nightclub.
Casino Barriere de Menton, Avenue Félix Faure 06500 MENTON
Menton is the last stage on the Alpine route, which is why the Best Western Hotel Menton Méditerranée is equipped with a lock-up where cyclists can keep their equipment. Don't hesitate to ask for more details at the reception.
There are also a large number of hiking paths to explore for fans of walking, so ask at the reception for more information.
MENTON’S OLD TOWN
Our 3-star hotel is at the foot of the historic centre of Menton, with its many small streets that are ideal for a stroll. With their façades in the warm colours of Provence, the streets of the old town will lead you to the magnificent forecourt of Saint-Michael's Basilica, the White Penitents’ Chapel or to the summit of the Vieux-Château cemetery, with its giddy view over the sea, Italy and the mountains.
The town of Menton organises guided heritage visits.
Accessed by steps, at the heart of Menton old town, Saint-Michael's Basilica is a jewel of Baroque art that will delight you with its splendour. From the forecourt with its small pebbles, you will have a fine view of the sea. Each year, this is the scene of the major Menton Music Festival.
THE PORTS OF MENTON
The town of Menton has two ports: the old port of Menton, managed by the town, and the Port of Menton-Garavan.
The former is at the foot of the old town and has a capacity of 596. It is easy to access on foot from the Best Western Hotel Méditerranée. Once there, you can enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants that are specialised in freshly caught fish or relax on one of the big private or public beaches around the Old Port.
The second port, the port of Garavan, has 770 places and is located next to the Italian border. It is one of the biggest ports in the French Riviera.
THE COVERED MARKET
The covered market in Menton is an atypical Provençal market that is open each morning at the foot of the old town, on Quai de Monléon in the town market building. It only takes 5 minutes to get there on foot from the Best Western Hotel Menton Méditerranée along the pedestrian street.
Here you will discover all the savours, colours and aromas of the south of France. The local market sellers will introduce you to some of Menton’s specialities such as lemons, socca, barbajuans, spices, etc. A pure moment to share with a warm Menton welcome.
JEAN COCTEAU MUSEUM, THE SEVERIN WUNDERMAN COLLECTION
The Jean Cocteau Museum was opened in November 2011 in Menton thanks to the exceptional endowment of Severin Wunderman, a Belgian collector.
Standing beside the sea close to the Bastion Museum, on Quai Monléon, opposite the covered market, the Jean Cocteau Museum has become the major public resource in the world for the work of Jean Cocteau.
The Jean Cocteau Museum, the Severin Wunderman collection, presents the poet’s work from 1910 to 1950.
Open every day from 10 to 6, except for Tuesdays and 1 January, 1 May, 1 November and 25 December.
Evening opening every Friday in July and August until 10 p.m.
BASTION JEAN COCTEAU MUSEUM
The Bastion Museum was originally located in an abandoned 17th century fort on the Mediterranean coast, at the initiative of Jean Cocteau himself and the Mayor of Menton of the time.
The museum still houses part of the works of Jean Cocteau. Tickets also give admission to the Jean Cocteau Museum, the Severin Wunderman collection, a few yards away.
FINE ARTS MUSEUM
The Menton Fine Arts Museum is housed in a former residence of the Princes of Monaco, the Carnolès Palace, at the heart of a large, very pleasant park where visitors can walk in the midst of a wide range of citrus trees.
This former Palace is today the home to ancient and modern painting collections and is considered one of the finest French museums.
THE PARKS AND GARDENS OF MENTON
The town of Menton has a large number of parks and gardens to visit.
Serres de la Madone Park
(less than 2 km from the Hôtel Méditerranée)
74, Route de Gorbio - 06500 MENTON
Val Rameh Park
(1.5 km from your 3-star hotel in Menton)
Avenue Saint Jacques - 06506 MENTON
Maria Serena Park
(2.5 km from the Méditerranée Menton Quality Hotel)
Guided visits only
21, Promenade Reine-Astrid – 06500 MENTON
Fontana Rosa Park
(2 km from your hotel in Menton)
Guided visits only
Information and reservations: 04.92.41.76.95
Palais Carnolès Park
(15 mins away on foot from the Méditerranée Hotel)
Visit with a commentary by a guide with Ministry of Culture accreditation or a park specialist.
3 Avenue de la Madone Menton
The Russian Church of Menton is a little jewel that rarely opens it doors to the public, but which is well worth a visit whenever possible with a guide from the town of Menton. Inside, the building is richly decorated and contains a large number of Orthodox icons made by the Saint Petersburg Fine Arts Academy.